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There's a ton of stuff here, some of it is even worthwhile, so we thought we would list it all for you. Aren't we nice?

Worth checking out:

GTS Logo Granada Treehouse Studio - a collaboration between Melissa and Doug to provide a virtual and real place to explore your passions - writing, reading, design, art

Drawing Prompts - Each artist link provides an opening representative image suitable for drawing by students. Additional images and information are also provided to help students explore the vast posibilities of artistic expression.

xB logo Goal Setting - Provides strategies to develop realistic goals. This page has been set up specifically for a high school class called, Exhibition or xB. The information is relevant to anyone setting goals. The focus of the class is to provide a learning evironment where students have time in the school day to pursue a passion like a community service project, a business, and artistic endeavor.

AP Studio Art - 2-D Design and Drawing   Historical and Cultural Context
Art and Design Rules of Thumb - Elements and Principles   Maimonides Arts Collective
Art Resources   Portfolios
Assignments: Art - Design   Quotes

Assignments: History - Literature

 

Random Resources

Assignments: Pablo Neruda - Project

 

San Diego Jewish Academy

Assignments: Writing - Reading

 

Setting Goals

eyeMindCandy

 

Syllabi - SDJA Humanities and WriteDesign

Gallery   Topics of Interest
Glossary   WriteDesign Specifics

Grading

 

WriteDesign Teachers - Doug and Melissa

Graphic Organizers

 


AP Studio Art - 2-D Design and Drawing

AP Studio Art Summer Assignment - An assortment of assignments, tasks, and projects intended to help students prepare for the upcoming rigorous school year ahead. You will find a work-flow chart to help students track their progress in all three of the portfolio areas, quality, breadth, and concentration.

Elements and Principles of Art and Design

  • Andy Goldsworthy - Beneath the Surface Appearance - An overview of Andy Goldsworthy and how he creates works in nature that use line, shape, form, space, value, and texture to help focus our attention.
  • Balance - gives definitions with examples of the forms of artistic balance, symmetry, approximate symmetry, asymmetry, and radial symmetry.
  • Color - Gives definitions with examples of how to use color, as well as compositional effects of color, uses and psychological effects, printing and computer color, spot color, and a color study chart.
  • Contrast - gives definitions with examples of how to use variations in patterns, edges, value, intensity, temperature, texture, size, and shape to show visual relationships.
  • Emphasis - gives definitions with examples of using focal area, color dominance, value, visual movement, difference, and shape to provide the viewer with context and content.
  • Rhythm and Pattern - Gives definitions with examples and a process for creating and using rhythm and patterns in art work.

Art Resources

  • Andy Goldsworthy - Beneath the Surface Appearance - An overview of Andy Goldsworthy and how he creates works in nature that use line, shape, form, space, value, and texture to help focus our attention.
  • Artistic Perception, A to Z - A look at art, design, and writing through the alphabet.
  • Colorfulives - Represents a small compilation of artists and portraits that express life and serves as a springboard for others to see.
  • Drawing Prompts - Each artist link provides an opening representative image suitable for drawing by students. Additional images and information are also provided to help students explore the vast posibilities of artistic expression.
  • Gallery - A collection of writing and art work from WriteDesign students, current and past, and others associated with WriteDesign.
  • Historical and Cultural Context - Provides an overview of art movements and the context in which they developed. We have not covered every movement or period, rather selected snippets to help provide students with an opportunity to explore the elements that have influenced other artists in their quest for expressing personal voice. As with all of our work, this site remains a work in progress.
  • Alexei von Jawlensky - A brief bio and a look at the evolution or devolution of his portraits.
  • Frida Kahlo - A look at her life and art work. "Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something." - Westley, The Princess Bride - I hate this quote, but I think Frida lived it and even I can't refute her pain.
  • Henri Matisse - An overview of Henri Matisse's influences and work.
  • Mobiles - Looks at the elements of mobiles and shows works from Alexander Calder, Jackie Matisse, Andy Goldsworthy, and Henri Matisse. Serves as the background information to the "Leaves, No Litter" assignment where students develop 3-dimensional pieces to support an anti-litter campaign.
  • Georgia O'Keeffe - A Close Look at Flowers - Her life and work.
  • Georgia O'Keeffe - Deconstruct to Reconstruct - Seeing the Flower - Looks at O'Keeffe's work to help art students develop their own work.

Assignments: Art - Design | Top

  • artsforum - A mixed-media project which uses a brain-storming tool, synectics, to dig into a topic well below the surface. The page also includes links to art related sites.
  • Animal Symbolism - Lists animals and their respective symbolism from a variety of cultures
  • Art With a Voice Feature Article (WriteDesign 2001-02) - Provides students the opportunity to explore different art movements, periods, and artists to find a style or genre that they would like to emulate. After completing this assignment, the content of which will go on the Historical and Cultural Context site, each student will work in the style of the artist researched in this project in subsequent works.
  • Chapbook - To provide a vehicle of rememberance. Each student will have an opportunity to reflect on the year and experiences in their life, along with the lessons learned.
  • Color - Basic rules of thumb on the use of color, with examples and a color study chart. Use these as a good place to start. Feel free to bend these rules, but only when you understand the spirit of the rule.
  • Drawing 2 Music - A fun exercise with examples and tips on how to draw to music.
  • Fill the Well - Assists in the active (or incidental) pursuit of images to refresh our artistic reservoirs. Now includes a list of "inspirational" San Diego sites.
  • Fill-the-Well - Process, media, and technique - This assignment provides students the opportunity to start a critical foundation step to creating art. Students will use a sketchbook as a tool to collect and develop ideas, experiment with media and techniques, and to start a library of life-art memories.
  • Identifying Self - Character Traits - Provides students a vehicle to identify their own character traits and develop a better understanding of themselves using the creative process.
  • Masks From Around the World - Provides an overview of masks throughout history in a variety of cultures.
    See Animal Symbolism - Lists animals and their respective symbolism from a variety of cultures; and
    Color - Basic rules of thumb on the use of color, with examples and a color study chart. Use these as a good place to start. Feel free to bend these rules, but only when you understand the spirit of the rule.
  • Middle Ages Project - Provides several media options for students to show understanding of the Middle Ages, including The Canterbury Tales.
  • Mobiles - Looks at the elements of mobiles and shows works from Alexander Calder, Jackie Matisse, Andy Goldsworthy, and Henri Matisse. Serves as the background information to the "Leaves, No Litter" assignment where students develop 3-dimensional pieces to support an anti-litter campaign.
  • Georgia O'Keeffe - Deconstruct to Reconstruct - Seeing the Flower - Looks at O'Keeffe's work to help art students develop their own work.
  • Patterns - Shows the step-by-step design process to create a multitude of patterns.
  • Project 333 - To provide students a vehicle to broaden their comfort, understanding, and use of the creative process ultimately to explore the possibilities of living spaces and environments and to design their own.
  • Revisited Detailed Composite Drawing - Provides students a continued view at the creative process, specifically how original ideas expand, grow, change, and evolve.
  • "Special Place" Tile - Provides students a vehicle to broaden their comfort, understanding, and use of the creative process and to learn how to translate a two-dimensional drawing into a three-dimensional piece, ceramic tile.

Assignments: History - Literature | Top

  • "Ancient Greece" Essay Pre-Writing (World History chapter 5) - provides a chart with prompts for taking notes to show a comparison between Ancient Greece and today's form of democracy.
  • Anglo-Saxon Heroes, Analytical Essay - analyzes the heroic values of Beowulf, Arthur, and Robin Hood, three Anglo-Saxon heroes, who exemplified the most admired traits of their times and societies.
  • Beowulf: Culminating Writing Assignment - Offers students seven different writing prompts from which they must choose one to write a one-to-two page paper showing understanding of the epic poem, Beowulf and the writing skills to express that understanding. Includes eight characteristics of a hero from Joseph Campbell's The Power of Myth (1988, New York: Doubleday) and selected writing tools to help create a powerful piece.

Assignments: History - Literature | Top

Assignments: History - Literature | Top

  • Postcards from the Edge Assignment Sheet - Asks students to reflect on self and identify goals for this year.
  • River of Words - Synthesises students understanding of our watershed issues using art and design, technology, writing, geometry, physics, and history. The Wisdom of Faith with Huston Smith "Hinduisim and Buddhism" - a worksheet to help understand the video.
    Analytical Essay on Myths - Provides possible thesis ideas, explains the "process", and shows rubric for the River of Words essay.
  • The Roman Empire - Synthesises what was learned about one of eight topics in relation to the "The Roman Empire" resulting in an abstract and a PowerPoint presentation to the class. See PowerPoint Tips which include additional presentation links.
  • Romanticism as a period and a concept in literature - Asks students to create an outline and comparative matrix highlighting the romantic period in literature.
  • Romeo and Juliet
    Act 4 Poem: Who's responsible for Juliet's "death"? - Helps students analyze the people, comments, and events, that helped to push Juliet to make her drastic decision.
    Subtext Exercise - Romeo and Juliet, 4.1-2 - Provides an opportunity to look at the "real meaning" of the text rather than simply taking the words at face value.
  • Sonnet Exercise - Provides strategies to memorize, yes, memorize a sonnet as well as links to sonnets available on the web. We don't have students memorize anything as a general rule, but rules were meant to bend and this exercise calls for some bending over.
  • Time as Text: 1950's Coffee House - Discovers methods for finding answers about social history and the arts, to see how society and the arts interact and influence each other, to teach self and others about 1950's society and art. Essential Ingredients for Abstract - A component of 50s project.
  • WebQuest - Myth, Legend, and Pop Icon - Assignment will take advantage of the powerful resources available on the Internet and combine them with established research techniques to assist the student in creating a presentation about a myth, legend, or pop icon (MLPI). They will also create a poem using literary allusion to the MLPI. The students will present their findings to their peers and instructors using PowerPoint software. Myth, Legend, and Pop Icon Idea Bank - Shows components required for listing a myth, legend, or pop icon.

Assignments: Pablo Neruda - Writing Project | Top

  • Pablo Neruda - Brief Bio: Politics and Poetry - Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) is arguably the most influential poet in the Spanish language.
  • The Power of Pablo Neruda's Poetry - Displays several Neruda odes
  • Using The Book of Questions - Check list on how to create a book of questions, but who has the answers?
  • Using Odes - Check list on how to create an ode.
  • Using Natural Artifacts - Another check list -- what the heck is going on here?
  • Pablo Neruda Style Ode Rubric - Assignment Rationale: To understand the nature of an ode, to take an everyday object and examine it more closely. See metaphorical possibilities in written and visual contexts (which in plain English means, how a term, phrase, or image-which may be created by using typography-is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in "…under a sky new-painted every day…")

Assignments: Writing - Reading | Top

  • 9th Grade Vocabulary - Lists vocabulary words based on weekly topics.
  • 10th Grade Vocabulary - Lists vocabulary words based on weekly topics.
  • Analogies - Explains analogies and how to solve them on the PSAT or SAT.
  • California Language Arts Standards for 9th and 10th Grades - Writing Rubric - Provides a list of criterion by which students may evaluate their writing.
  • Chapbook - Provide a vehicle of rememberance. Each student will have an opportunity to reflect on the year and experiences in their life, along with the lessons learned.
  • Fill the Well - Assists in the active (or incidental) pursuit of images to refresh our artistic reservoirs. Now includes a list of "inspirational" San Diego sites.
  • Found Square - Uses "found" words and design elements to create own statement and concept in a square (8x8") format; exercise in using unexpected words and design elements; encourages flexibility, spontaneity, and awareness of alternative creation sources.
  • How to Use Quotes - Humm, what do you think, it's about using quotes in text.
  • Memoir Annotation - A rather extensive and diverse list of memoirs read and commented on by students - helpful when looking for something good to read.
  • Memoir Rubric - A rubric that delineates criterion for memoir project which is intended to provide experience with the creative process of an extended piece, to assist seniors with college essays, to extend the Journey Into Self, to explore the genre of memoir.
  • My Name is Me and I Am It - Leads to building community, beginning journey into self, establishing course expectations, and using creative process.
  • One True Sentence - "All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know." - Ernest Hemingway
  • Reading Journal Entry (Spring 2002) - Instructions for responding in the Reading Journal, a weekly literature exercises (these instructions provides expanded response options).
  • Reading Journal Letter - Instructions for responding in the Reading Journal, a weekly literature exercise.
  • Re-vision - Another check list, this time intended to correct your vision.
  • Sense Web - Starts the brainstorming process for creating show, not tell senses.
  • Show, Not Tell - Shows techniques developed by Rebekah Kaplan to help students write so that they are able to create a picture in the reader's mind, to get away from the repetition of such empty words as weird, really neat, beautiful, wonderful, and b-o-r-i-n-g.
  • The 21 Club: Drink the Words - Originated by Frank Barone and Gary Bardshaw, this assignment pushes writers to establish the criteria from which they would measure all their other writing. 21 Club Feedback - Provides a matrix of key elements for peer editing. The 21 Club: Rubric - Identifies assignment rationale, kickoff pieces, steps of creative process, and grading rubric.

eyeMindCandy | Top

  • Artistic Perception, A to Z - A look at art, design, and writing through the alphabet.
  • Art Myers - Links to the public health physician and photographer who celebrates life with AIDS in "Women First and The Children of Nyumbani" and with breast cancer in "Winged Victory:Altered Images. Transcending Breast Cancer".
  • Drawing Prompts - Each artist link provides an opening representative image suitable for drawing by students. Additional images and information are also provided to help students explore the vast posibilities of artistic expression.
  • Favorite Sites - Represents an archaeological dig into the minds of WriteDesign.
  • Fill the Well - Assists in the active (or incidental) pursuit of images to refresh our artistic reservoirs. Now includes a list of "inspirational" San Diego sites.
  • Martine Franck - Photojournalism - Capturing life - Shows how "A photograph is a subjective impression."
  • Guide To Better Pictures - Addresses top 10 techniques from Kodak
  • Layout Design Rules - Provides rules of thumb for basic layout principles.
  • Look, Hold, Draw - Provides a starting point for learning to draw.
  • MoPA - Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Poetry 180 - A poem a day for American high schools
  • "Poetry Inside Us All" - Addresses the issue that poetry, art, appears in all of us.
  • Poetry of Remembrance - Provides a look at holocaust poetry and how it serves many purposes, the main one remembrance of an event we hope will never repeat itself.

eyeMindCandy | Top

  • Principles and Elements of Design upSide oUT - Provides exercises intended to get you to feel and see the principles and elements of design, compositional and design tools that make images more powerful.
  • "Querencia" - Provides a writing exercise taken from Georgia Heard, Writing Toward Home (Heinemann 1995) intended to stimulate thought about finding a safe place to create art.
  • River of Words Environmental Poetry and Art Contest - An international contest designed to nurture respect and understanding of the natural world by encouraging children to learn their "ecological address" and to describe through poetry and art their own "place in space."
  • Roman Vishniac - Children of a Vanished World - Shows how photography functions as social conscience.
  • Synectics - Shows how a graphic organizer can stimulate fresh thinking during the problem-solving process.
  • The secrets photos keep - Asks students to find the hidden clues in your family snapshots - Donna Jackson - My Generation, March April 2002, p. 16 - provides steps to see photographs with a new understanding.
  • Toscana Photographic Workshops - Links to a variety of workshops taught by top international photographers.

Grading | Top

  • 9th Grade Metacognition (First 9 Weeks) - Asks students questions about their individual learning and provides a list of activities to date.

Portfolios | Top

  • Basic Portfolio Template - Use the following as a guide to address the content and reflection components of the rubric.
  • Nuts and Bolts of Your Portfolio - Directs the student through the key elements of creating a portfolio.
  • Portfolio Presentation Outline Tips - Provides a format that may be helpful to you, the student presenter. However you choose to organize your presentation, please be sure to reflect the traits listed on the grading rubric.
  • Portfolio Reflection Feedback - Asks portfolio reviewer seven prompts in order to direct their feedback.
  • Portfolio Rubric - Provides criteria for portfolio assessment.
  • Volunteer Facilitator Instructions (adapted from "The Sounds of Learning: Portfolio Presentations" by Michelle Mullen and Blaze Newman, San Dieguito High School Academy) - Provides an overview for the participants in the portfolio presentations.

Resources | Top

Creative Process - Provides a cure for "white fright" -- looking at a blank screen or piece of paper and not knowing what to do next.

Design Expectations - Sets standards of design for all projects.

Design Online Resources - Provides access to relevant and stimulating design resources available on the web.

  • Audience - Addresses the use and theory of audience demographics to promote more effective communications.
  • Color - Provides "html" codes for Web backgrounds and sources that discuss color theory, for both print and screen.
  • Education - Lists schools and on-line educational resources.
  • Image - Provides for direct acquisition of images and graphic devices for both print and screen reproduction.
  • Layout - Provides information on good design practices and links to additional reference sources.
  • Typography - Provides typographic terminology, sources for typefaces, magazines, organizations, and type theory.

Design Rules of Thumb - Shares basic rules of thumb as well as elements and principles of art and design. Use these as a good place to start. Feel free to bend these rules, but only when you understand the spirit of the rule.

  • Audience - Gives a little insight into designing for your audience.
  • Balance - [Principle of Art and Design] Gives definitions with examples of the forms of artistic balance, symmetry, approximate symmetry, asymmetry, and radial symmetry.
  • Color - [Element of Art and Design] Gives definitions with examples of how to use color, as well as compositional effects of color, uses and psychological effects, printing and computer color, spot color, and a color study chart.
  • [Elements of Art and Design] Andy Goldsworthy - Beneath the Surface Appearance - An overview of Andy Goldsworthy and how he creates works in nature that use line, shape, form, space, value, and texture to help focus our attention.
  • Image - Addresses types of images and elements that support your message.
  • Layout - Provides information on how to use elements within your page layouts for easier readability.
  • Rhythm and Pattern - [Principle of Art and Design] Gives definitions with examples and a process for creating and using rhythm and patterns in art work.
  • Typography - One of my favorites elements of design, this page addresses definitions and how to use type effectively.

Resources | Top

Drawing Prompts - Each artist link provides an opening representative image suitable for drawing by students. Additional images and information are also provided to help students explore the vast posibilities of artistic expression.

Graphic Organizers - Site directory to 20 graphic organizers, including definitions and applications. The following links display graphic organizers intended for use in the areas of:

  • Analyze - Shows interactions and describes central ideas.
  • Brainstorm - Shows how different tools facilitate the brainstorming process. Synectics - shows how a graphic organizer can stimulate fresh thinking during the problem-solving process.
  • Compare and Contrast - Shows different ways to list information for analysis.
  • Evaluate - Shows options for determining the significance, worth, or quality of a decision.
  • Hypothesize - Provides two looks at developing a hypothesis.
  • Interact - Shows the nature of an interaction between persons or groups.
  • Sequence - Provides six tools to show prioritizing, time lines, series of events, and other methods for looking at a sequence.
  • Visualize - Shows how sketching serves as a note-taking and or idea-collection device.

Historical and Cultural Context - Provides an overview of art movements and the context in which they developed. We have not covered every movement or period, rather selected snippets to help provide students with an opportunity to explore the elements that have influenced other artists in their quest for expressing personal voice. As with all of our work, this site remains a work in progress.

Note-taking and In-class Skills - Provides tips on taking effective notes.

On-Line Resources - Provides access to relevant and stimulating writing and design resources that are available on the web.

PowerPoint Tips - Includes tips and additional presentation links.

Quotes - Shows what we believe and how we live, at least how we would like to live.

Sample PSAT/NMSQT Questions - The Verbal Section - Provides practice and strategies to assist in preparing for the PSAT WordList - words intended to jump start your mind and fuel your vocabulary.

Works Cited and Writing Style Guides - Shows an example of a Works Cited listing and provides links to several writing style guides such as MLA and APA.

Writing Online Resources - Provides access to relevant and stimulating writing resources available on the web.

  • Reference Sources - Links to an assortment of useful reference materials including links to English, International, Acronym, a variety of Thesauri, Technical Dictionaries, etc.
  • Get Published - Links sources to publishers and helpful information on how to get published.
  • Education - Lists schools and on-line educational resources.

San Diego Jewish Academy | Top

  • Maimonides Arts Collective - MAC embodies two different programs, the regular school-day course offerings and the after-school program for students in grades 6-12.
  • SDJA AP English Language and Composition - Summer Reading and Writing Exercises 2008
  • SDJA AP Studio Art Summer Assignment - An assortment of assignments, tasks, and projects intended to help students prepare for the upcoming rigorous school year ahead. You will find a work-flow chart to help students track their progress in all three of the portfolio areas, quality, breadth, and concentration.
  • SDJA High School Humanities 2008 - Supply List and Summer Reading Guidelines for students enrolled in English 9, 10, 11, 12 for 2008-2009
  • SDJA Middle School English, grades 6, 7, 8 Summer Reading and Supply List 2008
  • SDJA Upper School - Welcome to Maimonides Upper School. San Diego Jewish Academy’s dual general and Judaic studies curriculum is designed to challenge students to reach their highest potential. With athletics, performing and fine arts program and a philosophy embracing our diverse Jewish community, our students have the freedom to grow and the inspiration to achieve.

Setting Goals

  • Goal Setting - Provides strategies to develop realistic goals. This page has been set up specifically for a high school class called, Exhibition or xB. The information is relevant to anyone setting goals. The focus of the class is to provide a learning evironment where students have time in the school day to pursue a passion like a community service project, a business, and artistic endeavor.
  • Setting Six-Week Goals - Provides a template and lists of writing, reading, and design resources to jumpstart and guide the goal-setting-achieving process.

Syllabi or silly-buses taking you on an academic adventure | Top


Topics of Interest (we hope) | Top

  • Favorite Sites - Represents an archaeological dig into the minds of WriteDesign.
  • Overview of Curricular Integration - Outlines elements found helpful in developing an integrated curricula based on research and personal experience. Presented at the 11th Annual CALCP and CAROC/P Joint Conference, November 18, 1998, in San Diego, California.
  • Rules of Conduct - Makes a statement about what we expect from our students and what they can expect from us.

WriteDesign Specifics | Top

  • Index - Leads to the WD splash page, includes statement on how we feel about what we do and links to main pages.
  • WriteDesign Background - Shows the narrative submitted to the California School Board Association's 1998 Golden Bell Awards and provides program background information illustrated with quotes from students, educators, and community members.
  • WriteDesign Philosophy - Makes statements that embrace our feeling about writing and design.

WriteDesign Teachers | Top

Granada Treehouse Studio - a collaboration between Melissa and Doug to provide a virtual and real place to explore your passions - writing, reading, design, art

Melissa McKinstry - melissa.granadatreehousestudio@gmail.com

  • Portfolio - Melissa McKinstry's poetry portfolio.
  • Vita - Melissa McKinstry's list of professional experiences.

Doug Kipperman (aka Doug's World) - mrdoug@aznet.net

  • Bio - A bio is pretty much what you would think it would be, a bio.
  • coincidence - Shares excerpts from a conceptual multimedia arts show centering on 1919 expressionism.
  • Collaboration - A series of collaborations started with Sarah Rose, the artist I'm trying to rediscover.
  • Doug's Experiment - A series of pastel-like drawings inspired by the California Central Coast and Sarah-Rose.
  • Doug Went Off - I've been known to go off on tangents...
  • EdTec - Looks at my experiences with the SDSU masters program.
  • Nephuncular conversation - A result of an outing with my nephew.
  • Partial portfolio - A few more facets.
  • Photos of Africa - Shows pictures taken on a camera safari in 1976.
  • River of Words - 9th grade cross-curricular project.
  • San Diego Jewish Academy - SDJA is in the process of growth. After over 25 years of educating San Diego's Jewish community, starting in San Carlos and moving to La Jolla, the Academy expanded into a new facility in Carmel Valley.
  • SDJA logo development - San Diego Jewish Academy was in the process of exploring its corporate identity. This page shows several initial concept logos which finally led to the logo seen on the SDJA site created by Nadine Benrey.
  • San Diego - Sha'ar HaNegev Teacher Exchange - Shows a photo slide show, poetry, narratives, sketches, and links that reflect an artistic view of Melissa's and my journey through Israel.
  • Sketchbook - Shares a well filled with daily insights and random thoughts.
  • Sketchbook, The Beginning - In the beginning I started a sketchbook...ok, lame, but you have to start somewhere and this is it.
  • Sketchbook, Crayons - I never thought I would use crayons as a medium, but I did and enjoy using them. Try it, you will find lots of surprises.
  • The adventures of my pal Pete - Many years ago, many lives ago, I created a character - "My Pal Pete." The character was based on my dog and best friend. As a result of life's mysterious journey I had to leave Pete in California while I learned the ways of design in the Big Apple. While taking a Spanish class, I resurrected some of my drawings for a children's bilingual story (still in development). Permiso, mi español es muy malo. So, I received help from several friends, Lily Perez, Keara Sease, and Jackie Schuller. Let me know what you think.
  • Tribute to Lew - A tribute to the man, his partner, and his legacy through images and words spanning 93 years.
  • Vita - For those of you interested in my professional background, this is the place to see if I'm for real or just a digital fabrication.
  • We hear the word no... (a flash movie) - This particular piece represents the beginning of a series of flash collaborations with Melissa.
  • WriteDesign - Embodies a collaborative effort to integrate across disciplines (enough edu speak for you, yeah me too) a very cool site that shows what happens when two people share their passion for writing, art, design, and technology.
  • Yosemite - 6th grade trip 2000 - Drawing, photography, and poetry.
  • Yosemite - 6th grade trip 1999 (There are three parts) - Drawing, photography, and poetry.

E-Mail Doug at mrdoug@aznet.net or Melissa at melissa.granadatreehousestudio@gmail.com


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